Planetary Annihilation

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Planetary Annihilation is a multiplayer real-time space strategy game in development by Uber Entertainment Inc.

Funding[edit | edit source]

Planetary Annihilation found initial funding through a successful Kickstarter-campaign which was opened for donations on August 15, 2012. Uber Entertainment set an initial goal of US$900,000, which was quickly reached. Uber then established stretch goals which brought in a total of $2,229,344 by the time its campaign ended on September 14, 2012 with more than 44,000 backers. See the project's Kickstarter page for more information.

Editions[edit | edit source]

The game is available in the following editions:

Edition Price Perks
Combat US$40 Imperial Theta Commander     Soundtrack download     Desktop wallpaper
Warfare US$60 All Combat edition perks     Beta access
Galactic US$90 All Combat and Warfare edition perks     Alpha access     Digital Artbook
Cosmic[1] US$250 All Combat, Warfare, and Galactic edition perks     Imperial Delta Commander     “Commander” accreditation     Planetary naming     Founding Commander badge     Commemorative limited edition game box     Commander miniatures     Printed hardcopy of artbook     PA T-Shirt     PA Asteroid Pin & PA Asteroid Belt Flair items for SMNCt
  1. Only available through Monday, April 29, 2013

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Planetary Annihilation is intended to allow for short games played on a single planet or 12+ hour games played across many solar systems with up to 40 players. There are tentative plans for regularly-scheduled mega-games to played on live multiplayer servers, made possible by use of a client-server network model for multiplayer connectivity. Players will build their empires on procedurally-created planets using a streaming-resource economy. There is no single-player campaign planned due to the expense of producing one, but skirmish AI players will be available to enable single-player gaming.

Though games can take place across several systems, space-to-space combat is currently not a planned feature. The overall emphasis will be on ground combat, though naval combat has been introduced. Additionally, there will be the ability to guide asteroids and moons into collisions with planets, or alternately, using a moon as a carrier for an invading army, essentially providing space combat on a strategic if not tactical level. The gravity of planets and moons will play a role, as it will be easier to both attack and exploit resources from lower-gravity worlds.(Although it will function differently due to mechanical limitations.)

Players are represented in-game by their commander unit, which is intended to be a very powerful unit, but players are defeated if they lose this unit. Currently, the plan is that all factions in the game will use the same types of units, though each faction's units may have a unique look.

The game will support player mods with a map editor included with the game. Other confirmed and possible features are listed here.